“Students studying A level courses have the choice of a wide range of subjects. The college works hard to tailor courses to meet individual students’ requirements and needs.”
The ‘conventional’ A level course lasts for two years. At RIC it is usual for students to study four subjects in Year 12 to AS level and three in Year 13 to A2 level. Where required, additional language teaching support leading to the IELTS examination is part of the course.
Some students have a firm career aim and can with confidence select a certain set of A level subjects. Others are encouraged to select combinations which keep their options as wide open as possible. Early in a two year course, students even have chance to try subjects for a while before settling to a final choice. RIC specialises in teaching short courses and it is thus rarely a problem should a student wish to change subject options as late as the beginning of their second year of study. Guidance is always available in making option choices, indeed, students would not be allowed to change subjects until the change had been discussed at length with Personal Tutors. Many two year A level students take a combination of one and two year courses and thus maintain variety, interest and challenge in their programme of study.
“I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed my time here. It was the best decision I ever made to come to the College and I have learnt so much from you all- not only in the educational way but lessons in life I will take with me wherever I go.”
abi fleury, former student